Name: Jean-Martin Fortier
Occupation: Organic grower, educator and tool expert
Place of Residence: Quebec, Canada
Background and Personal History: Jean-Martin is a professional organic grower and educator. For more than a decade, he has been making a living farming on just 1.5 acres of land and doing so profitably, grossing more than $100,000 per acre.
Regularly featured in mainstream newspapers, radio shows and television, JM’s message is one of empowerment in order to educate, encourage and inspire people to pursue a farming career and lifestyle. You can read an excerpt of his award-winning book by visiting The Market Gardener.
Current Projects: Jean-Martin is working on an upcoming educational documentary, The Market Gardener’s Toolkit, which will offer an unprecedented insight into the daily operations of his micro-farm, from seeding to transplanting, from weeding to harvesting. For more info, visit Possible Media.
Other Fun Facts: Jean-Martin is an avid surfer who lives 400 miles from any coast.
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Canadian innovator and entrepreneur Jean-Martin Fortier tackles good food production with a breakthrough local and human centric approach to the ecology and business of farming.
JM lays out his methodology in The Market Gardener in a readable, folksy prose that reads like a storybook. Few books have grabbed my attention as dramatically as this one because it’s ultimately doable for thousands of would be food and farm healers.
– Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm
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